- Lakeshore cities expect marine sanctuary to have huge impact Updated: Oct-06-15 12:06 pm
MANITOWOC, Wisconsin - Leaders of four communities along the shores of Lake Michigan say a national marine sanctuary would have a large economic impact on the region's tourism.
- Mexico: endangered vaquita porpoises seen in Sea of Cortez Updated: Oct-02-15 2:19 pm
MEXICO CITY - A newly launched effort to find critically endangered vaquita marina porpoises has already spotted at least two and perhaps three of the elusive, rarely seen creatures in Mexico's Sea of Cortez.
- New federal fishing regulations pushed back a month Updated: Oct-01-15 2:08 pm
HAMPTON, New Hampshire - A federal agency says new fishermen costs have been pushed back a month.
- Large numbers of Guadalupe fur seals dying off California Updated: Sep-29-15 3:53 pm
LOS ANGELES - Scientists are looking at ocean-warming trends to figure out why endangered Guadalupe fur seals are stranding themselves and dying in alarming numbers along the central California coast.
- Correction: Georgia-Aquarium-Belugas story Updated: Sep-29-15 2:44 pm
ATLANTA - In a story Sept. 28 about the Georgia Aquarium losing a legal fight over beluga whales, The Associated Press, relying on court filings and a judge's ruling, reported erroneously that some of the whales the aquarium was trying to import from Russia would be loaned to SeaWorld facilities in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego. SeaWorld says it was originally part of the application but had since told the Georgia Aquarium that it no longer wanted to take any of the whales.
- Georgia Aquarium loses legal battle over beluga whales Updated: Sep-28-15 6:25 pm
ATLANTA - The Georgia Aquarium has lost a legal battle to import 18 beluga whales from Russia, a federal judge ruled Monday.
- Earth's record streak of record heat keeps on sizzling Updated: Sep-17-15 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON - Earth's record-breaking heat is sounding an awful lot like a broken record.
- Conservationists push for Atlantic's 1st national monument Updated: Sep-13-15 11:51 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Undersea ravines deeper than the Grand Canyon, submerged mountains rising thousands of feet from the ocean floor and forests of kelp and coral would become the first marine national monument in the Atlantic if conservationists have their way.
- Alaska receives $197,900 grant for marine mammal rescue Updated: Sep-11-15 4:44 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two Alaska organizations have received grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help rescue stranded marine mammals.
- Abandoned monk seal pup taken to Big Island for treatment Updated: Sep-10-15 7:15 am
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - A young Hawaiian monk seal pup found abandoned during a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration survey of Niihau is being treated at a center on the Big Island.
- More coastal nuisance flooding forecast for coming months Updated: Sep-09-15 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal scientists said Wednesday they expect nuisance flooding to increase in many places along the nation's coasts in coming months.
- Scientists link oil exposure to reduced survival of fish Updated: Sep-08-15 7:37 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Federal scientists have determined that extremely low levels of crude oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez caused heart problems in embryonic fish, a conclusion that could shape how damage is assessed in other major spills.